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John ButcherTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1977-1986 MLB Years: 1980-1986
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PositionsP-246Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn Daniel Butcher
Height6-4Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 8,1957 [61.043]PlaceGlendale,California
High SchoolSahuaro (Tucson,AZ)
CollegeYavapai College (Prescott,AZ)

DraftedSelected by the Houston Astros [Team Picks] in the 1st round (5th overall) of the 1977 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Texas Rangers [Team Picks] in the 1st round (18th overall) of the 1977 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the St. Louis Cardinals [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (40th overall) of the 1976 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Atlanta Braves [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (45th overall) of the 1976 Amateur Entry Draft
MLB DebutSeptember 8,1980 [23.184]
OrganizationsTEX [7] MIN [3] CLE [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID9483Retrosheet IDbutcj001MLBAM ID111806
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts36Walks73Hittable45SO/BB60vsPower45Hitting0Durability61Team.483Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1977Gulf Coast RangersGCLRktex-S/R20321.29651300042.028106011232000.936.00--2.364.932.09.600-
1977Asheville TouristsWcarAtex-ST20101.13220000016.0134206130001.197.31--3.387.312.171.000-
1977Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0421.24871300058.041148017362001.006.36--2.645.592.12.6672.38
1978Asheville TouristsWcarAtex-ST211093.33242317200154.0150815712771036001.478.770.704.506.021.34.526-
1979Tulsa DrillersTexAAtex-ST229125.11625-196100155.019710688953827001.6111.440.523.084.761.55.429-
1980Charleston CharliesILAAAtex-ST231073.322221114301152.01415756950719101.268.350.532.964.201.42.588-
1980Texas RangersALMLBtex29ST23334.08660100035.0341916213271001.338.660.513.316.882.08.5003.06
1981Wichita AerosAmerAAAtex-ST248105.63242405100136.0171100851960877201.7011.321.263.975.761.45.444-
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex29S/R24121.63532111027.2186508190000.945.86--2.606.182.38.3332.09
1982Denver BearsAmerAAAtex-ST25512.75880110059.0542018514311001.158.240.762.144.732.21.833-
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex29S/R25154.8718135203194.010253511034390021.449.730.953.243.721.15.1674.41
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex29Rel26663.513863211145123.01285048841584011.379.370.593.004.241.41.5003.68
1984Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin32ST2713113.44343408100225.024298861853833041.319.680.722.123.321.57.5423.83
1985Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin32ST2811144.98343318200207.22391251152443925161.3610.361.041.863.992.14.4404.01
1986Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin32S/R29036.3016106101070.08250491124294011.5110.541.413.093.731.21.0005.06
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle38S/R29156.931385114050.2864339613162001.9515.281.072.312.841.23.1674.45
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter36494.4216411351236236831.293144440979229363191141.3910.050.852.473.921.59.4241.24
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter46413.9392108-1636801714.07543783125427141032301.449.500.683.425.171.51.529-
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter23184.125453120501347.03661771593312418917301.419.490.863.224.901.52.561-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter9125.11625-196100155.019710688953827001.6111.440.523.084.761.55.429-
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1193.12262517200170.0163855912831166001.458.630.644.396.141.40.550-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter321.29651300042.028106011232000.936.00--2.364.932.09.600-
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter00--00000000.0000000000----------0.00--
Minnesota Twins Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter24284.488477717310502.256327325053120204121111.3610.080.952.153.651.70.462-
Texas Rangers Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter11163.8567283952186279.028212812020961435031.359.050.643.084.591.49.407-
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter156.931385114050.2864339613162001.9515.281.072.312.841.23.167-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings10134.424330136262220.02461171082160965041.3910.050.852.473.921.59.4351.24
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings14133.932833-511200220.023211696178412610101.449.500.683.425.171.51.519-

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Asheville Tourists WcarAtex21P24--1225324037.9251.54------24100.017.1
1979Tulsa Drillers TexAAtex22P26--1918-237371.0001.42------6433.319.5
1980Texas RangersALMLBtex23P6-35161-87.8751.170.20-----6100.03.7
1981Wichita Aeros AmerAAAtex24P24--1113212624.9231.00------24100.017.8
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex24P5-2735--881.0001.600.30-----5100.04.8
1982Denver Bears AmerAAAtex25P8--313-116161.0002.00------8100.05.9
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex25P18-94719-326261.0001.440.28-----18100.011.1
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex26P38-1231117--28281.0000.740.23-----38100.023.5
1984Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27P34-2252520354845.9381.320.20-----34100.021.0
1985Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28P34-2072427225351.9621.500.25-----34100.021.0
1986Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29P16-70410-114141.0000.880.20-----16100.09.9
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29P13-5055311310.7690.770.20-----13100.08.0
MLB Totals for P - 7 season(s)-   P164-83180109912198189.9551.150.23-----1640.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P32--1426224240.9521.25------320.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P26--1918-237371.0001.42------260.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P24--1225324037.9251.54------240.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Asheville Tourists WcarAtex2124----------
1979Tulsa Drillers TexAAtex2226----------
1980Texas RangersALMLBtex236----------
1981Wichita Aeros AmerAAAtex2424----------
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex245----------
1982Denver Bears AmerAAAtex258----------
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex2518----------
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex2638----------
1984Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2734----------
1985Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2834----------
1986Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2916----------
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2913----------

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1987-03-27Released by Twins. 
1987-01-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Twins. 
1986-12-23Released by Indians. 
1986-06-20TradeTraded by Twins to Indians for Neal Heaton. 
1983-12-07TradeTraded by Rangers with Mike Smithson to Twins for Sam Sorce and Gary Ward. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll28320,000-322947370,78060,000320,000
1986Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll29385,000-2971258386,34760,000705,000
1986Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll29385,000-297758386,34760,000705,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red